I thought the summary for this video of newly-minted Los Angeles Laker Dwight Howard playing Pop-A-Shot with a kid during a shoe company-sponsored promotional tour of China would be pretty straight-forward (“here’s Dwight Howard doing a thing, everybody”), but I keep noticing funny things about it.
Firstly, it’s from the amazingly-named “funneyballchannel”. Secondly, the description for the YouTube video makes me feel like I just learned how to read. It’s like a basketball ransom collage.
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Durant’s 2012 China trip casually connected into seven three-pointers
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Dwight Howard China Shanghai Station
Thirdly, it’s funny enough when Howard starts “cheating” and swatting his opponent’s balls away, but what I love about it is that the kid doesn’t even seem to notice until like three shots have been blocked. I guess that’s how it goes when you’ve locked yourself into Pop-A-Shot greatness. Fourthly, is that the Red Hot Chili Peppers playing in the background? That’s the most surreal soundtrack to a Dwight Howard/Chinese kid arcade showdown ever.
Fifthly, Burnsy is busy for most of the day and doesn’t get to write about this. Sixthly, the follow-up video is Dwight doing shots and screaming I AM A PING PONG MASTAHHHH in a fake Chinese voice when he wins at table tennis:
Hopefully Taiwan Animation’s already working on a short to play before this footage.
[pop-a-shot footage via Sportress Of Blogitude]